The National – Tuesday, February 15, 2011
By PISAI GUMAR
THE University of Technology (Unitech) Reds rugby union football club has received a set of new uniforms from Riback Stevedoring Ltd (RSL) as they prepare for the Trans Highway national rugby championships in Lae.
RSL operations supervisor Dominic Mark said the nationally-owned company aimed to reach out to the communities through such initiatives.
Mark said it was important that the coaches and players showed discipline and commitment in utilising what was offered to them.
Unitech Reds are one of the well-disciplined and organised clubs in the Morobe Rugby Football Union (MRFU) and had convinced the RSL to invest K15,000 worth of uniforms for the premier, A grade and U19 divisions.
Unitech Reds director Justin Kehatsin said the team was made of players interested in playing rugby and, also living a positive lifestyle.
Kehatsin also acknowledged the RSL management for invaluable support towards developing youths from communities, around the Unitech campus – East Taraka and West Taraka, Igam, Tent Siti and Bumayong.
“Assistance is a give-and-take situation to maintain relationships, promote the giver while the receiver benefits and the community is involved in one way or another,” he said.
Meanwhile, MRFU president Jeff Puritam said 16 teams were expected to participate in the Trans Highway national rugby championships.